Leslie Richards, SEPTA General Manager: Leadership and the Link Between Community and Transportation

Leslie Richards, general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast for a conversation on leadership, the inextricable link between community and transportation, and managing a multimodal transportation system. Richards, who recently wrapped up her tenure as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, is the first transportation planner to lead SEPTA. She discusses the opportunities and challenges faced by the agency, which provides 300 million trips per year.

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NJ Transit’s Customer Advocate Looks to Improve Communications Between Agency and Its Riders

Being in the middle can sometimes be a tough place. Stewart Mader’s job finds him talking to NJ Transit customers about how the agency operates and explaining what goes on behind the scenes. It also has him taking customers’ ideas and concerns to top management. Mader serves as the Chief Customer Experience Officer and Customer Advocate for the statewide organization. He talked with Bernie Wagenblast about what his job involves and what he’s learned since joining NJ Transit in April 2019.

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NJ Transit President Kevin Corbett Talks Challenges And Future Of System

New Jersey Transit has been the subject of much attention the past few years for service issues, primarily with its commuter rail service. In February 2018 Kevin Corbett was appointed as the agency’s president and CEO. Corbett talks with Transportation Radio about what’s he’s learned since taking the reins and how he intends to deal with the challenges that still confront the organization.

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ITE Talks Transportation: Managing The Evolving Curbside

Curbspace is in higher demand than ever before, with ridesharing companies, freight delivery vehicles, vendors, and more attempting to share the scene. Meghan Mitman and Steve Davis with Fehr & Peers discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by this space, and share examples of dynamic way agencies and municipalities are managing the curb. They also talk about their work on the ITE Curbside Management Practitioners Guide.

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MaaS/MOD With Valerie Lefler, Feonix – Mobility Rising

Valerie Lefler, Executive Director at Feonix – Mobility Rising, joins us on the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to explore issues around Mobility as a Service/Mobility on Demand (MaaS/MOD). She highlights ways to ensure that underserved communities are not overlooked as the MaaS/MOD market continues to grow, the challenges and opportunities presented by new mobility options, and how to navigate regulations, policies, and data in the process.

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The Value Of Professional Development with MARTA’s Marsha Anderson Bomar

On this edition of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, ITE Honorary Member Marsha Anderson Bomar discusses the various benefits that professional development can have on building one’s career. She touches on mentoring, soft skills, developing leadership capacities, and building connections to make the most out of your career path.

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New York City Congestion Pricing: From Idea to Reality, with Sam Schwartz, PE

Sam Schwartz, longtime New York City traffic engineer and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss how congestion pricing is being implemented in NYC. He explains how the pricing may help drive congestion relief in New York City, steps the city is taking to set rules and regulations around the new surcharge, and where the funds generated by congestion pricing might be directed.

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